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Visiting Assistant Professor of Quantitative Methods and Ass

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University of Maine
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Orono, ME 04469
Job Description

Statement of the Job:

The School of Learning and Teaching at the University of Maine is seeking applications for a two-year, non-tenure track, Visiting Assistant Professor position in the area of Quantitative Methods and Assessment beginning August 31, 2020.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

This position will report to the School Director and be affiliated with faculty in the Research Methodology program and the Maine Education Policy Research Institute. The successful applicant will be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in assessment, measurement theory, and quantitative methods. The position is flexible in terms of specific areas of expertise, including standardized assessment strategies, the use of state educational data, and statistical/research methods for small-sample studies. However, those with interests in all areas of quantitative methods and assessment are encouraged to apply.

Beyond teaching, the person hired is expected to engage in scholarship, and provide service to the university and profession. The position requires a terminal degree in education, psychology, or closely related field.

About the University:

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university. As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.

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The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live.

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  • An earned doctorate in Education, Psychology, or closely related field by August 31, 2020
  • Coursework and training in any of the following areas: assessment, measurement theory, quantitative methods.
  • Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring student research
  • Interest in collaborating with colleagues in the School
  • Ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the School, College, and University


  • Teaching experience in higher education at the undergraduate and/or graduate level
  • Experience and/or interest with online teaching and learning
  • Interest in any of the following areas: standardized assessment instruments, state educational data, non-parametric or small-sample research/statistical methods
  • Extensive experience with statistical software, such as SPSS, SAS, R, etc.

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via “Apply For Position” below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) copies of post-secondary transcripts
4.) contact information for three professional references
5.) submission of published or unpublished manuscripts is preferred, however, not required

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Search Timeline is as follows:

Review of applications to begin: Immediately
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: April 1, 2020
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than:
Tentative start date: August 31, 2020

For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Dr. Craig Mason at or 207-581-9059.

Appropriate background checks are required**.**

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Quantitative Methods and Assessment (id:61630)

Campus: Orono

Department: School of Learning and Teaching – OEDUL

Bargaining Unit: AFUM

Salary Band/Wage Band: N/A

Location: Orono, ME

Length: Academic Year (Sept-May)

Required Documents: Copies of Transcripts, Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV

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